Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics 1

Module PH0014 [KTA Expert 1]

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2016/7 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
WS 2016/7WS 2010/1

Basic Information

PH0014 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Mandatory Modules in Bachelor Programme Physics (5th Semester, Specialization KTA)

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
270 h 90 h 9 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH0014 is Bastian Märkisch.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Experimentelle Grundlagen

  • Prinzipien der Teilchenbeschleuniger
  • Nachweismethoden in der Kern- und Teilchenphysik

Theoretische Konzepte

  • Symmetrien
  • Streuung und Wirkungsquerschnitte
  • Klein-Gordon- und Dirac-Gleichung
  • Grundlagen der Quantenelektrodynamik

Elektromagnetische Wechselwirkungen

  • Elektronstreuung und Formfaktoren
  • Tiefinelastische Streuung und Strukturfunktionen
  • Das Partonmodell

Die starke Wechselwirkung

  • Grundzüge der Gruppentheorie
  • Grundlagen der Quantenchromodynamik
  • Aufbau und Eigenschaften der Hadronen
  • Quarks und Gluonen in Hochenergiereaktionen
  • Experimentelle Tests der QCD
  • Grundzüge effektiver Feldtheorien

Die Schwache Wechselwirkung

  • Schwache Zerfälle und Paritätsverletzung
  • V-A Theorie
  • Experimenteller Nachweis von W- und Z-Bosonen
  • Neutrinostreuung
  • Standardmodell und Higgs-Mechanismus
  • Ideen für Physik jenseits des Standardmodells

Learning Outcome

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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 6 Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik 1 Märkisch, B. Vairo, A. Montag, 08:30–10:00
Mittwoch, 10:00–12:00
sowie Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

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Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The learning outcome is tested in a written exam of 90 minutes duration. Participation in tutorials is strongly recommended.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Prüfung zu Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik 1
Do, 20.4.2017, 13:30 bis 15:00 bis 3.4.2017 (Abmeldung bis 13.4.2017)
Fr, 24.2.2017, 13:30 bis 15:00 Physik I: 2501
bis 15.1.2017 (Abmeldung bis 17.2.2017)

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.